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University Club of Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, MI View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
22 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the University Club of Grand Rapids is a wedding venue where charm and grandeur are affordable for couples' big day. The exquisite private club has over 90 years of experience in entertainment and social camaraderie, making it even more ideal for couples and their dreamlike occasion.

Facilities and Capacity

The 10th floor of the University Club is elegant and offers all couples will need for their special day, including several rooms that can provide a beautiful setup for a grand celebration. The private hall offers panoramic city views that will wow guests, making for a stunning wedding backdrop. With the seven banquet facilities available for use, couples can host up to 300 of their closest friends and family for the romantic affair.

Services Offered

At the University Club, the professional staff will assist couples in designing an event that exceeds their expectations. They offer many accommodations to help couples take in their day and enjoy it without stress or worry. Some of those highlights include no room rental fees, free parking, no setup or cleanup fees, and free white linens and colored napkins. Each occasion is created exclusively to fit couples’ needs. The vintage venue also takes care of cake, lighting, sound, and event planning, ensuring the joyous occasion is seamlessly planned and executed. Couples can rent event times for their special day, including chairs, tables, furniture, and a dance floor. The University Club’s facilities are perfect for bridal showers, engagement parties, ceremonies, and wedding receptions, catered to couples’ desires. Other services provided include:

  • Barware and flatware
  • A bar based on consumption

Location

Just two miles out of downtown Grand Rapids, the University Club is surrounded by local landmarks and gems, including the Grand Rapids Brewing Co., the Grand Rapids Public Museum, the Van Andel Arena, 20 Monroe Live, and more museums, parks and restaurants that will entertain all couples and guests. Luxury hotels on the waterfront are less than a mile away from the country club, and the Gerald R. Ford International Airport is only 13 miles away, making traveling easy for all out-of-town loved ones.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Country/Golf Club
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Cake
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

22 Reviews

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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Brittney Getting married on 08/13/2022
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    Amazing price, staff, location and view of downtown!

    I went to check out University club of Grand rapids and the staff was absolutely amazing! I am so excited that I found this venue on wedding wire to have my wedding at;)
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    Gina A. Married on 07/24/2021
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    Very flexible and best value

    Wedding coordinator has been amazing
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    Katie Married on 07/14/2018
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    The University Club was an amazing venue for our wedding! The staff there is extremely professional, honest, and accommodating. The event coordinator, Katie, was incredible. We completely trusted her to make our day run smoothly and she did just that and more! She communicated with our DJ on the timeline and made sure we were enjoying our night. Not only is Katie a huge highlight to the venue, but the food is delicious. Everyone said our food was the best food they've had at a wedding! The cake was great too. Another plus to having your wedding at the University Club is that you don't need to go to any outside vendors for things- the University Club has everything you need: food, cake, linens, dance floor, everything. Not to mention, the view from the tenth floor is beautiful. You have a great view of the whole city wherever you are in the club. Also, we loved that the University Club could hold a lot of guests and not feel crowded because people aren't just stuck in one room. Our guests loved that parking was validated and they could easily walk to their hotel after the reception since the UC is in the heart of downtown. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding venue!

Awards

  • 22
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Pricing

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Eastern Floral Eastern Floral Wedding Florists

This beautiful venue is a hidden Gem! I never even knew it was there until our first wedding there. It is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! and it overlooks the beautiful downtown view. The staff is so great to work with!!!!!

Ideal Events & Design Ideal Events & Design Wedding Planners

University Club of Grand Rapids is such a great venue! Katie and her team do everything they can to make sure a bride and groom get the day they want. And the food is always just wonderful! As a planner, they are a wonderful venue to work with to create a seamless celebration!

Heyday Event Lab Heyday Event Lab Wedding Planners

I have had the pleasure of working with the University Club twice as an event coordinator. They are so very friendly, organized, and eager to please. The facility is always spotless and they make sure to set it up exactly as discussed. On the big day they are always well staffed and events go off without a hitch. They are willing to work with a couple on special requests such as incorporating local food and beverages or accommodation of unique themes. The views of the vibrant city are bountiful from this perch atop the skyline. UC is a great place to hold your wedding reception or any lovely party for that matter!

Map

111 Lyon NW Suite 1025, Suite 1025 Grand Rapids, MI, 49503
6164568623
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University Club of Grand Rapids frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at University Club of Grand Rapids?

University Club of Grand Rapids includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At University Club of Grand Rapids, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

University Club of Grand Rapids includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of University Club of Grand Rapids in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by University Club of Grand Rapids for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Country/Golf Club
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at University Club of Grand Rapids for wedding events?

University Club of Grand Rapids offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does University Club of Grand Rapids offer?

University Club of Grand Rapids offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does University Club of Grand Rapids offer for wedding events?

University Club of Grand Rapids offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Cake
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound

What furniture and decorations does University Club of Grand Rapids have available for wedding events?

University Club of Grand Rapids offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend University Club of Grand Rapids and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

University Club of Grand Rapids is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.6 in average response time and 4.6 in value.

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